By Tony Lowings, Chief Executive Officer, KFC Global
I wanted to build on the message shared by Yum! Brands (our parent company) announcing our new global climate commitment that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions 46% by 2030 in our restaurants and supply chain. As a key brand contributor to the Yum! Brands Recipe for Good strategy and noting our own KFC focus on making our business more sustainable across all of our operations, I’m excited that we, in partnership with our incredible franchisees, suppliers and producers, can celebrate another bold commitment to our planet today.
On Wednesday 10 March, KFC made a generous donation of 300 emergency food parcels to early childhood development centres (ECDCs) in Lavender Hill after the fast-food giant’s interest was sparked by an opinion piece posted in People’s Post.
Located in Hyderabad, India, the restaurant signals KFC’s continued momentum in global expansion
DALLAS, March 16, 2021 /3BL Media/– KFC is celebrating the milestone opening of its 25,000th restaurant around the world. The restaurant, located in the scenic and historic city of Hyderabad in southern India, is a testament to KFC’s undeterred speed of unit growth. The new restaurant is led and operated by an all-women team, reflecting the brand’s global commitment to championing a culture of equity, inclusion and belonging as it expands across the globe.
Motivated by a combination of environmental sustainability and diversity in diet, consumers are driving changes to food patterns across the world. All it takes is a glance at restaurant menus or the refrigerated sections of grocery stores to see that plant-based food is likely more than a passing trend.
This is a story of how the donation of a few pennies led to millions of dollars in college scholarships, education grants, food for hungry children, gas cards and even natural disaster relief.
It all has to do with scale. A few pennies alone won’t buy much, but when a 20-cent donation is multiplied by thousands of restaurants across the United States, the give-back potential proves enormous — especially when the act, known as “checkout charity,” is executed by the world’s largest restaurant company.
KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill parent advances agenda around priority areas of people, food and planet
LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the Company’s strategic investment in socially responsible growth and outlining efforts of its KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill brands to make a meaningful impact in three strategic focus areas: people, food and planet.
Last Sunday, I shared our "Call for Unity" and committed that Yum! Brands will invest more time, talent and resources to be a greater force for positive change and equality — for restaurant employees and in the communities where we operate alongside our franchisees. Open and honest conversations across our company and with our franchisees are making it clear that we must now take action to help break down the systemic issues of inequality and racism.
Over the years, Yum! has made big and small steps to advance our sustainability journey. Even now during this challenging time, our food donation program Harvest is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by keeping leftover food out of landfills. The surplus meals are being donated to food banks, soup kitchens and other nonprofits to feed people in communities around the world. Since 1992, the Harvest program has donated 190 million-plus lbs. of food. Happy Earth Day!